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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Elizabeth's Health and our Anniversary Trip

I'm shooting off a quick email to ask you to pray for Elizabeth this week. She hasn't been entirely herself since our wacky California Trip, and her recent hospitalization in July. We got her routine follow-up labs last week and the results were mixed, but altogether not great. Ultimately she's anemic (could she be bleeding from one of her varices?) and appears to be breaking down red blood cells (could she have muscle breakdown revealing some underlying condition we haven't found yet?), and we don't know why. Her liver is not functioning as well as we'd like, and our GI would like to do a liver biopsy to follow up on the ultrasound results that showed she had signs of cirrhosis. The biopsy is still scheduled for September, but in light of these most recent labs we're concerned that it might not be a good idea for Matt and I to leave on a long anticipated trip to celebrate our 10 years of marriage (and take a much needed break after an insanely busy 4 years!...okay, 8 years....who am I kidding??...10 years!).

My mom is coming out on Thursday to care for the girls while we're gone and we have great confidence in her, but we need to know if it's truly safe for us to be far from home right now. And let's face it, neither Matt nor I really wants to leave if Elizabeth's health is more marginal than typical. Would you pray for our family? We'd love Elizabeth to be healed, we'd love for the Dr.s to have clear answers about what's causing the symptoms and what can be done to treat them. We would love to be able to leave my mom with two healthy girls and go on our trip without any concerns. Ultimately, we need a clear and peaceful path. We know there is one because God has promised us one.

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